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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 8:15 AM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect until 6 PM PST this evening...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
High Wind Warning, which is in effect until 6 PM PST this
evening. The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Winds and timing... north to northeast winds 25 to 40 mph with
gusts to 65 mph. The strongest winds will be through the passes
and canyons of the Santa Ynez Mountains, including Gaviota and
San Marcos passes, as well as the hills above Montecito through
this afternoon. Winds will diminish some this evening.

* Impacts... winds this strong may down trees and power lines,
causing property damage or power outages. Cross winds can make
driving difficult, especially for drivers of high profile
vehicles and vehicles towing trailers on highways 101,154 and
192.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means that damaging high winds of 58 mph or
greater are likely or imminent. Secure all loose outdoor
furniture in advance of the onset of strong winds. Monitor the
latest forecasts on NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media
source.






Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:57 PM PST Dec. 15, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 2 am to 10 PM PST Saturday for
gusty north to northeast winds and low relative humidity for the
foothills mainly Santa Barbara eastward...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
red flag warning for gusty north to northeast winds and low
relative humidity, which is in effect from 2 am to 10 PM PST
Saturday.

* Winds... areas of north to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with
gusts up to 35 mph... strongest in the foothills from Santa
Barbara eastward.

* Relative humidity... minimum values 10 to 20 percent in the
foothills.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential
for very rapid spread of wildfire, long range spotting, and
extreme fire behavior that could lead to a threat to life and
property. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition
sources.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. A combination of gusty winds... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Use extreme caution when using potential fire ignition
sources. This is a dangerous situation, please follow evacuation
orders.





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